Can an ectopic pregnancy be prevented by doing ivf?

Nope. Great question! and the answer 'no.' this is often misunderstood even by physicians, but ivf does not eliminate the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. I've read reports that the rate can be as high as 1%, although it is much lower in my own experience. Heterotopic pregnancy, meaning one in the uterus and one (or more) outside, can also happen.

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What is the cause of a chemical or ectopic pregnancy in ivf?

Uterus vs tube. A "chemical" pregnancy in most cases is a pregnancy that implanted in the uterus, but miscarried very early. Before any sign on ultrasound. An ectopic pregnancy, which is more common in ivf pregnanices, is a pregnancy that implants in the tube, and is usually determined based on symptoms, abnormally rising HCG levels and ultrasound. Read more...

I currently have an ectopic pregnancy as a result of IVF. I am wondering if I had an orgasm on day 5 of a 3 day transfer could that have caused this?

No. No, there is a consistent 1% rate of ectopic pregnancy after an embryo transfer from IVF. It has nothing to do with orgasm. It is thought that the embryo migrates (unknown reason) and ends up implanting in your tube instead. You didn't do anything wrong. Read more...

Just had second ectopic pregnancy and my only chance now is ivf. Wt is the process like, I am in Africa and looking for a sponsor as we cannot afford it?

You really need to d. Discuss that with the doc who recommended it as it involves a lot of meds and a procedure to harvest your eggs and then fertilize with your husband's sperm and put back inside your uterus bypassing the tube. Read more...
Ectopic pregnancy. I think you need a comprehensive evaluation to figure out why you've had ectopic pregnancies before you commit to ivf. It may be that you still have a chance. As far as having a sponsor, that's challenging as it doesn't appear to be a life threatening condition and not too many charities would be willing to sponsor it. Read more...

Will IVF help woman to avoid ectopic pregnancy or does it increase chance? If her chances do increase, HOW does IVF increase her risk?

Improves chances. IVF does decrease the risk of ectopic pregnancy but it does not eliminate it. Ectopic pregnancies can still occur from IVF. Close monitoring is needed especially if you have a history of previous ectopics. Read more...

My wife has hCG value of 86 on 9.10 and 214 on 11.10 no ultrasound yet. Got IVF on 28.09. Ectopic pregnancy?

Normal. An hCG going from 86 to 214 in two days time is a normal rise in hCG and should be considered a positive sign. An ectopic is still a possibility but with IVF I am sure an early ultrasound will be done soon which will, with luck, confirm a normal pregnancy. Read more...

IVF oct 17. Positive obeta hCG 29 oct. Back pain consistently last few days. Is this normal or sign of ectopic pregnancy?

Follow levels. Congrarulations and good luck. The pain is likely nothing to worry about, but you should have the BHCG level followed up to make sure everything is OK. Also, a progesterone level would be helpful in making sure everything is ok. Read more...

I'm 6 wk 2days pregnant IVF. My gestational sac is empty and my doctor wants to do a laparoscopy to see if it an ectopic pregnancy. Is it to soon?

Yes! An empty gestational sac means that you have an intrauterine pregnancy, but it may be too early to tell if it is viable. The problem with IVF is the possibility of twins one which could be tubal. However, it is vital that he check with HCG levels and ultrasounds before subjecting you to a surgery that could definitely end the pregnancy. If you are not having any pain or bleeding. Read more...

How do you prevent ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic prego. The only sure way to prevent ectopic pregnancy is to prevent pregnancy from occuring in the first place. Read more...